La.Ga.Sta. Top 20 Summer 2015

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September 8th, 2015
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It’s been a while since we shared our most popular mpFrees with all of you, but here we go again. This time round, we have compiled a list for the top 20 most downloaded tracks from the past three months on La.Ga.Sta. Featuring some great tracks from Sébastien Tellier, Moon Boots, Para One, Daphni, aka Caribou’s Dan Snaith, Du Tonc, PillowTalk, Benoit & Sergio, Daniel.T., Darius, and Mickey, amongst others, this is your summer chart. Our beloved Australian duo Bag Raiders take the top spot with their stellar single “Vapour Trails”, a track that has soundtracked many of our sunlit road trips. Check out each of the tracks that made it to the top 20 below, and ride with us.

Top 20 Downloads of the Summer 2015:

01. Bag Raiders: “Vapour Trails”
02. Moon Boots: “Magic”
03. Para One & The South African Youth Choir: “Elevation”
04. Aaliyah: “Rock The Boat” [Du Tonc Rework]
05. Leonard Cohen: “Nevermind” [PillowTalk Re-Rub]
06. Sébastien Tellier: “Comment Revoir Oursinet?” [Cesare Remix]
07. Wild & Free: “Tropique” [Daniel.T. Remix]
08. Brooklyn Express: “69” [Mickey Re-Work]
09. Jerry Folk: “Futura”
10. Jungle: “Time” [Darius Remix]

11. Jessie Ware: “Tough Love” [Benoit & Sergio Rework]
12. Oxford: “Aria”
13. Daphni: “Usha”
14. Denie Corbett: “What You Won’t Do For Love” [Jesse Rudoy Edit]
15. Shura: “White Light” [Factory Floor Remix]
16. Urulu: “TapeDrums4eva”
17. Funkadelic & Soul Clap feat. Sly Stone: “In Da Kar” [FSQ Miami Dub]
18. Wild & Free: “Low Pressure” [Falqo Remix]
19. Charles Murdoch: “SOH [Remix]
20. Gigamesh: “The Music”

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Mickey: “Disco Lights”

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September 1st, 2015
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Belgian producer/DJ Mickey continues his fine run of form with his great new single “Disco Lights” for Berlin’s Exploited Records, his second release of the year after his much played track “You Know The Beat”. Filled with jaunty piano stabs, a rolling bassline and a vintage funk sample, “Disco Lights” is serious disco house business. Another win for Mickey.

The single “Disco Lights” is out now digitally via Exploited. Get it here.

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Brooklyn Express: “69” [Mickey Re-Work]

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Brooklyn Express: “69 (Mickey Re-Work)”

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July 24th, 2015
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Get your groove on with Belgium’s producer/DJ Mickey club-ready rework of Brooklyn Express’ “Sixty-Nine”, based around a sample from Jimmy “Bo” Horne’s disco-funk classic “Spank”. Grab a free download of this fine rework below, and keep your eyes peeled for more magic from Mickey with a new EP set to arrive in September on Exploited Records.

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Mickey: “You Know The Beat”

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Mickey: “You Know The Beat”

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January 27th, 2015
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After a great 2014 that saw him release some infectious house jams, including the much played tracks “Holding Hands” and “Sweet Baby”, Belgian producer/DJ Mickey returns to Exploited Records for more dancefloor goodness. His latest offering, the groove-filled single “You Know The Beat”, finds him delivering yet another quality slice of uplifting deep house. Mickey really knows how to make us feel good. Give it a few spins above, and keep an eye out for his new remix for Bag Raiders.

The “You Know The Beat” single is out now digitally via Exploited Records. Get it here.

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Mickey: “Walk Away”

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Mickey: “Holding Hands”

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September 2nd, 2014
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Brussels-based DJ/producer Mickey has returned with yet another beauty of a tune “Holding Hands” that has been on repeat on our car stereo for the last few weeks. With its infectious bassline, smooth vibe, and sultry vocal sample, this deep house groover is about as good as it gets. “Holding Hands” appears on the ninth installment of the “Black Jukebox” series from Berlin-based DJ/producer and Exploited Records boss Shir Khan. The release also includes Mickey’s “LA Anyway” and new tracks from Parisian producer The Mekanism and Philadelphia’s Matpat.

Mickey’s new two-track effort, “Holding Hands” and “LA Anyway”, on Exploited Records follows his previous releases for the label, the much-played house jams “Walk Away” and “Sweet Baby”. Buy your copy here.

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mpFree: Leonard Cohen: “Lover Lover Lover” [Mickey Rework]

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Mickey: “Sweet Baby”

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April 23rd, 2014
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You may already be familiar with this one if you heard The Magician’s Magic Tape 42 we posted a few days ago. Here’s “Sweet Baby”, the delicate new single from Belgian producer/DJ Mickey, which finds him still operating in top form. This infectious vocal house groover comes as a follow-up to his great debut single “Walk Away” for Exploited Records, which was released late last year. What’s not to love?

“Sweet Baby” is out now digitally via Exploited. Get it here.

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mpFree: Leonard Cohen: “Lover Lover Lover” [Mickey Rework]

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La.Ga.Sta. Top 15 January 2014

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February 7th, 2014
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[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]

Hey vroomers, it’s that time again! Here’s our monthly list of the 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 30 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. Another list with great tracks from The Magician, In Flagranti, Moullinex, Mickey, WhoMadeWho, Pachanga Boys, Mitzi, Keep Shelly in Athens, and more.

As always, this is your chart. Be sure to check out each of the mpFrees that made it in our top 15 downloads of January below. Ride with us!

Top 15 January 2014:
01. Chris Malinchak: “If U Got It” [The Magician Remix]
02. Leonard Cohen: “Lover Lover Lover” [Mickey Rework]
03. Up To No Good: “I’ll Be Gone”
04. Chordashian: “Keep On” [In Flagranti Extended Mix]
05. WhoMadeWho: “Hiding In Darkness”
06. Mayer Hawthorne: “Reach Out Richard” [Mitzi Remix]
07. Moullinex: “To Be Clear” [Kraak & Smaak Instrumental Remix]
08. Jagwar Ma: “Come Save Me” [The Pachanga Boys’ Jagwar Pawar Version]
09. Keep Shelly in Athens: “Old Time Glory”
10. Kisses: “Up All Night” [Holy Models Remix]
11. From Kid: “Colors”
12. Semiotics: “Moda”
13. Lancelot: “Givin’ It Up” [Panda Remix]
14. Duck House: “Automatic”
15. Edit Service 31: Alvaro Cabana

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Leonard Cohen: “Lover Lover Lover (Mickey Rework)”

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January 17th, 2014
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While his solid house tune “Walk Away”, which marked his debut release for Exploited Records, is still on repeat mode on our car stereo, Belgian producer/DJ Mickey is kicking off 2014 with this rework of Leonard Cohen’s classic “Lover Lover Lover”. Once again, Mickey has done a fantastic job of turning “Lover Lover Lover” into an infectious slice of deep house goodness. Did we mention it’s free to download? Grab it now.

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Mickey: “Walk Away”

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November 20th, 2013
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After releasing his quality remix of Claptone’s massive tune “No Eyes”, full of deep house grooves, Belgian producer/DJ Mickey returns to Exploited Records to drop his debut single, called “Walk Away”.

His first solo release for the label finds him still operating in top form. “Walk Away”, a departure from his usual disco-oriented tracks, is a slice of pure deep house goodness with infectious vocal hooks. Mickey has made a thing of beauty with “Walk Away”. It’s a sultry, seductive ride.

Mickey’s new single “Walk Away”, which follows his “Heartstrings”, release on Smile Recordings, is out now digitally via Exploited. Get it here.

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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 3

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September 13th, 2013
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[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis]

At long last, it’s here! Today, we’re beyond psyched to share with you the third installment of La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” free compilation series (check out our previous compilations here and here). The new 12-track collection feels like an echo of an endless summer, bringing back memories of lazy, warm afternoons by the pool, long sunset drives along the coast and wild beach parties. Filled with tropical disco-flavored, sun-soaked tunes, and smooth and funky house gems, this year’s “Late Summer” compilation will transport you to a blissful paradise.

As per usual, the new “Late Summer” compilation features exclusive free tracks from some of our favorite artists. An equal combination of familiar faces like Belgian maestro Aeroplane, Portuguese disco producer Moullinex, Mickey, Los Angeles-based duo Cosmic Kids, Nashville’s Jensen Sportag, Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie’s collaborative project Du Tonc and some of this year’s beloved newcomers such as Clancy, Hemingway, Bronx, Kiwi, Indian Summer , and Small Pyramids. We hope you like this compilation as much as we do. Big thanks to all the artists and labels that contributed to the making of this compilation.

Stream the whole thing below, grab it, love it, play it, and share it.

DOWNLOAD La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 3 here for the price of an email.

Late Summer Compilation 2013 Tracklist:

01. Surahn – Wonderful (Aeroplane Remix)

We can’t think of a better way to open our compilation than with the premiere of Aeroplane’s brand new remix of Adelaide’s producer/singer Surahn (former bassist of The Swiss) latest single “Wonderful”. Once again, Vito de Luca works his magic and delivers a stellar, sun-kissed remix that you can’t help but fall in love with it. You can now grab it, exclusively on La.Ga.Sta., courtesy of DFA Records.

02. Du Tonc – Surging Memories (Dub)

London-based producer Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie’s (of Van She) new collaborative project Du Tonc is nothing but pure beauty. With their first single “Darkness” being one of our favorite tunes of the year so far, we’re more than excited to include on our compilation a new and yet unreleased, dub version of their second single “Surging Memories”. A solid tune that feels like a sunset drive down the Pacific Coast Highway.

03. Bronx – Coconuts

Mexican producer Francisco Dávalos, better known as Bronx, has been on our radar for a while now. His tropical-flavored, feel-good tune “Coconuts”, full of playful piano melodies and congas, is taken from his vinyl-only “Tropical Love” EP, which was released earlier this year via Jacques Renault and Marcos Cabral’s label, On the Prowl. This is your one-way ticket to your own fantasy island.

04. Lindstrøm – Vōs-Sākō-Rv (Hemingway Remix)

What a tune! Toronto-based producer James Harris, aka Hemingway, takes us for a late-summer ride with this remix of Lindstrøm’s “Vōs-Sākō-Rv”. A glorious remix with an infectious bassline and sunny melodies that has been on repeat all summer. There’s no holding back.

05. Talking Heads – Houses In Motion (Cosmic Kids Edit)

Los Angeles-based Cosmic Kids, the disco/house duo of Ron Poznansky and Daniel Terndrup, are not only known for their original tracks, but also for their disco edits. For our compilation, they were kind enough to offer us a rework of Talking Heads’ 1980 classic “Houses In Motion”. A quality six-minute rework that will keep you dancing till the dawn.

06. Girls In Hawaii – Misses (Mickey Remix)

From Sébastien Tellier to Punks Jump Up, so far everything the Belgian-based producer Mickey touched has turned to gold. His remix of Girls In Hawaii’s is not exception. Being on repeat the last few months, this brilliant remix leaves you with a bittersweet feeling just like summer coming to an end.

07. Jensen Sportag – Bellz

More goodness from Jensen Sportag, the Nashville duo of Austin Wilkinson and Elvis Craig. Their “comeback” single “Bellz”, the first taste from their upcoming new album “Stealth Of Days” on Cascine, is a sublime jam, filled with smooth, late-night vibes.

08. Small Pyramids – Driftin’

The talented Los Angeles-based producer Zach Hunsaker, aka Small Pyramids, is ready to drop his superb debut album “Slow It Down” on September 30th via Glasgow Underground. We’re delighted to share with you a taste of that record with an exclusive track, the smooth and slow burning “Driftin'”. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

09. Indian Summer – No Use

We can’t get enough of Melbourne’s Indian Summer , the rising electronic duo of Gabe Gleeson and Chevy Long, fantastic debut single “No Use”, which was released back in May. You can now grab this floor-friendly, funky tune, exclusively on our compilation, courtesy of Sweat It Out!.

10. Munk – Munkysound (Moullinex Remix)

What a pairing! Munk and Moullinex, two of our favorite producers, in a killer dancefloor-ready track. What more could we ask for! Feast your ears on this great remix of Munk’s “Munkysound” by the always amazing Moullinex, who turns the original cut into an almost eight-minute euphoric, retro-flavored workout. Play it loud!

11. Clancy – All Just In My Mind

London-based producer Clancy is having quite a year! We’re more than happy to have him on board with “All Just In My Mind”, a great vocal-driven deep house tune, one of his finest tracks to date. Keep an eye out for his upcoming debut EP “What You Do”, which drops on September 30th via SPIEL. Bring it on!

12. Is Tropical – Dancing Anymore (Kiwi Remix)

Here’s something special to close our compilation. Fast-rising South London-based producer Alex Warren, aka Kiwi, has been making some serious waves lately with his releases on Deep Shit, Days Of Being Wild, and Needwant. With his wicked take on London’s trio Is Tropical “Dancing Anymore”, he takes things to another level. This remix was a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Is Tropical’s recent album “I’m Leaving” on Kitsuné. Dive in!

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